Pet Friendly Lodging and Businesses at the New Jersey Shore

Pet Friendly Lodging and Businesses at the Jersey Shore

For some, a family vacation isn’t a family vacation unless every member of their household comes along – including the furry, four-legged members. Happily, when your chosen vacation spot is the Jersey Shore, there are many businesses and lodging options that allow you to bring your pet along.

The first thing you need when vacationing is a place to stay. There are dozens of hotels and cottages in the Jersey Shore that are pet friendly. No matter your budget or the type of lodging you are looking for, you will be able to find a place that is Fido friendly. Below are just a few of the many options.

Billmae Cottage Guests Suites – Cape May

When looking at the photos of these suites, it almost seems as though it was created for the dogs, but they allow the humans to come along. This cottage was built in the 1800’s, but has been updated to include modern amenities. The rooms are decorated nicely, and some feature doggy décor. There is no additional fee for the first dog, but an extra fee is required for additional pets. This lodging option features a fenced in yard for the dogs to romp and play.

Residence Inn – Atlantic City

This is everything you would want in a moderately priced hotel. A hot buffet style breakfast is included, there is wireless internet in every room and laundry facilities on site. Pets are welcome with a non-refundable $100 deposit.

Highland House – Cape May

Pets are welcome in every room of this lovely 1850’s inn. You will feel like you stepped back in time, but will still have access to modern conveniences.

Surf 16 Motel – North Wildwood

While one of the reasons that you likely chose the Jersey Shore as a vacation spot was for the beach access, it is always a bonus when your motel has a pool. In this case, there is a heated pool. The motel also has a grilling area for guests. Unlike some other motels, Surf 16 allows guests to leave well-behaved dogs alone in the room while they go out. There is a fenced in dog run for the convenience of guests with pets.

Ocean City Mansion & Bed and Breakfast – Ocean City

This charming mansion, now divided into several guest rooms, was built in 1896. It offers a special extra service for those who bring their pets along: dog sitting. For only $5 per hour, you can go to the beach or out for dinner and know that your furry friend is being looked after by a fellow dog lover.

Now that you have a place to stay, keep reading to learn about just a few of the attractions where you are welcome to bring your dog along while at the Jersey Shore.

Cape May Whale Watcher

This 110 foot boat brings passengers out to the spots where they are most likely to spot dolphins and whales. You can bring your well-behaved dog along on both whale and dolphin watches at no extra charge.

Miss Chris Marina

At Miss Chris Marina, you can rent watercraft. As long as your dog remains on a leash and is fairly well-behaved, he is also welcome on the rented vessels.

Cape May Winery and Vineyard

While dogs are not welcome in the tasting area, well-behaved dogs are allowed to explore the lovely grounds with their owners.

The Wetlands Institute

Come and learn about the coastal ecosystem through a variety of displays and activities. You can bring your leashed dog along at no additional fee.

Hungry? The following eateries allow you to bring your dog along while you grab a bite to eat.

Jackson Mountain Cafe

This Cape May restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining, but dogs are only allowed at the outdoor tables. Keeping the dog from stealing your French fries is your own responsibility.

Mike’s Seafood and Raw Bar

Located in Sea Isle City, this restaurant sits right on the water’s edge. Dogs are allowed at outside tables and must be kept under control and leashed while on the property.

As you can see, it is easy to find lodging and businesses that allow you to include your furry family members in your Jersey Shore vacation. Just be sure your dogs are well-behaved and clean up after them so that the tradition of being dog-friendly can continue.